A one hectare wildfire north of Skookumchuk has ignited.
The BC Wildfire Service believes lightning caused the blaze on Johnson Forest Service Rd.
It’s the largest of three small wildfires burning in our immediate region.
None of them are considered to be threatening any communities or structures.
Meanwhile across British Columbia, fire crews in the Interior took advantage of Wednesday’s calmer weather conditions to make some headway on fire guards outside the community of Williams Lake.
The city of 10,000 remains on evacuation alert, with residents ready to leave at a moment’s notice.
The BC Wildfire Service says there’s been a slight reprieve from hot, dry and windy conditions.
Expected rain could help dampen the more than 180 fires still burning across the province.
More than 14-thousand British Columbians remain out of their homes – with thousands more on evacuation alert.
For the latest information on wildfires across BC go here.
– with files from the Canadian Press